Why Conservation?

There was a time in America when the natural world seemed limitless.
With time came enormous change.
Today, the preservation of natural land depends on us.

The 19th Century Perspective...

In wilderness is the preservation of the world

– Henry David Thoreau


The Land Trust Alliance Accreditation Commission confirms the Tampa Bay Conservancy’s quality standards and commitment to professional excellence, lasting stewardship and earning the public's trust in our work.

Lands Protected

The TBC has worked on land protection throughout Tampa Bay, recently expanding north to Citrus County and east to Polk County. 

Donate today

We invite you to make a donation to The Tampa Bay Conservancy, Inc. a non-profit land conservation organization dedicated to preserving the Bay Area's natural, agricultural and scenic heritage. 

We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.”

– Aldo Leopold,  A Sand County Almanac

Restoration work needed

After Hurricane Irma in 2017 and the heavy 2018 rain season, the Bell Creek Bridge is impassable and the trails throughout the Preserve are in dire need of help. We are currently working on a plan to repair and restore Gibbons Preserve.


If you would like to help our efforts to rebuild the Bell Creek Bridge or make other badly needed improvements to this beautiful wilderness oasis, please contact us or donate. We are accepting financial donations, in-kind support, and volunteers for trail-clearing work days.

In 2017, the Land Trust Accreditation Commission awarded accreditation, signifying its confidence that the Conservancy's lands will be protected forever.

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